By Heather Lusk
There’s a new store in town to find whatever you need for your furry, scaly or feathered friends.
Pet Valu has opened in Boone Village, making it the company’s first location on the north side of Indianapolis and the third in Indiana. The Canadian-based company sells food and supplies for dogs cats, companion and wild birds, fish, reptiles and small animals.
“We basically have everything you could possibly want for any kid of pet,” Store Manager Nichole Lay said.
The Zionsville location also features a self-washing station for dogs, with high sinks for adults and easy to climb steps for less agile pets. For $10, the wash includes dryers, aprons, shampoo, towels and someone else to clean up.
“It’s so nice because you don’t have to have an appointment,” Zionsville resident Phoebe Charles said. “You just walk in.”
“Here we’re a lot more community based,” Lay said. The store will host monthly pet adoptions and has several cats from FACE, the Foundation Against Companion-Animal Euthanasia, on site.
Aside from cats, Beta fish are the only animals in the store.
“We’d rather point you toward a local rescue,” Lay said. “We’re really big on rescues.”
Lay said the pet food for dogs and cats leans toward the holistic and provides something for various pet tastes or health issues.
Pet Valu’s grand opening will take place 9 a.m. May 21. The first 50 people will receive a goodie-bag. Adoptable pets will be in the store throughout the day, along with several coupons and prizes being distributed.
With stores in the U.S. and Canada, the company plans to open more stores in Indiana in the coming months. Carmel’s Pet Valu will open in June.